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Seniors Benefit from Foster Pet Visits

When her mother moved into a senior community center in 2016, a long-time Utah Humane Society foster volunteer, Shauna Ostler, saw an opportunity to address two issues with one great idea. Shauna's mother missed her pets, and her foster animals needed opportunities to socialize with people. 
 

Dogs Riding in Truck Beds

 

Is It Illegal in Utah for Animals to Ride Unrestrained on Flatbed Trucks? 

 
Unfortunately, it is perfectly legal for an animal to ride unrestrained on the flatbed of a truck in the state of Utah. Though not illegal, it is incredibly dangerous for the animal and other motorists. The Humane Society of Utah adamantly opposes this practice and urges drivers to find an alternative way to transport their animals, such as a fully secured crate or, even better, inside the cab of the truck. 
 

Background

A Foster Hospice Story

On November 4, 2019, a 6-year-old white and tan happy-go-lucky dog came to our shelter. Her name was Wendy, and while we see tons of animals every day, there was something special about this one. Perhaps it was the gigantic grin she had spread across her round, squishy face or the way she would trustingly (and often unexpectedly) wiggle her way into a stranger’s lap for cuddles. Initially, we had no problem finding her a home. She was quickly taken in by a foster family, where she happily stayed until she developed a cough and had to come back to our shelter for a wellness check.

Action Alert: Universal Charitable Deduction

We need your help!

Congress is currently considering legislation that will increase charitable giving to nonprofit organizations such as the Utah Humane Society. Contact your Congressperson and tell them that you support a universal charitable deduction and they should, too. 
 

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